Pocahontas, Missouri

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Pocahontas is a town in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 127 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Pocahontas is located at 37°30′4″N 89°38′19″W / 37.50111°N 89.63861°W / 37.50111; -89.63861 (37.501194, -89.638498).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 127 people, 45 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,280.9 people per square mile (490.3/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 524.5/sq mi (200.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,650. There were no families and 3.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.


Under Missouri Revised Statute 72-050 [1], towns with populations under 500 at the time of passage (1939) were declared to be villages. Having been incorporated in 1893[2], Pocahontas was unaffected by this statute, and is classified as a town despite its small population.

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